Yoenis Cespedes told reporters Sunday he would prefer to stay in left field for the rest of the season.
"If they give me the option, I'll stay in left field," Cespedes said after going 0-for-3 in his return to the lineup Sunday, following an eight-day absence. "I feel more comfortable and also it's less work on my leg."
Cespedes had been out with a strained right quadricep.
"I don't think I'm at 100 percent," he added. "I'm probably around 80 to 90 percent, but I can hold myself up to play. In the outfield I felt OK. I think at home plate my timing is a little off."
Cespedes won an American League Gold Glove as a left fielder last season in Detroit, where he played before the Mets acquired him in July.